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USA Softball’s Gold Medalist Jennie Finch attends the 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Summer Games in London are less than a month away and while many will be looking forward to watching Team USA perform and achieve in basketball, swimming, and gymnastics, there will be one sport no one will perform in.
That sport will be women’s softball. That sport’s most recognizable figure, Jennie Finch, has something to say about it. Finch is a gold and silver medalist in the sport and is known as the most famous softball player in history. Her combination of athletic skill, beauty, and charm has given rise to her prominence and influence as an athlete and allowed her to become a strong voice for women’s sports. Now Jennie Finch is looking to use that voice to fight for the reinstatement of women's softball as an Olympic sport.
Is softball less relevant than other Olympic sports such as synchronized swimming or rhythmic gymnastics?
Jennis Finch, 2004 olympic gold medalist, 2008 olympic silver medalist